The City of Reykjavík has reached an agreement to buy the oldest house in downtown Reykjavík for over ISK 260 million (USD 2.5 million/EUR 2 million).
Centuries-old circular stone sheepfolds can be found across Iceland. Some think they are reminiscent of Celtic architecture and there has been speculation about whether they were used for purposes other than sheltering sheep.
Four pagan graves, believed to date from the tenth century, were discovered by archaeologists on Dysnes point, near Akureyri.
Sunday, October 9, you’ll have a chance to see the Viking sword, recently discovered in South Iceland, with your own eyes.
Archaeologists have found the bottom of a grave in the land of Ytri-Ásar in Skaftárhreppur, South Iceland, where a Viking sword and human bones were recently discovered.
Today, goose hunters discovered human bones near the place in South Iceland where a Viking Age sword was recently found.
University of Iceland History Professor Gunnar Karlsson suggests the sword discovered by goose hunters in South Iceland may have belonged to the priest and chieftain Hróar Tungugoði.
Today, archaeologists from the Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland and a specialist in human bones came to Eldvatn lake, South Iceland, where a sword from the Viking Age was discovered last weekend.
Goose hunters in Skaftárhreppur district, South Iceland, may not have caught a single goose last night.
Unique items have been found in archaeological study. A bone pin with an animal head and a silver coin, somewhat similar to other coins found in Nordic countries,
Remains of a structural wall and a short tunnel from the twelfth century, which are mentioned in the Sagas of the Icelanders, appear to have been found using geophysical surveying at Hrafnseyri, by Arnarfjörður in the West Fjords.
Following Iceland’s adoption of Christianity in around 1000 AD, it is believed a church was built on the present-day corner of Aðalstræti and Kirkjustræti in Reykjavík. 800 years’ worth of Reykjavík residents are buried in the graveyard, which is now being excavated.
Archeologists have unearthed a number of human skeletons located at a site in downtown Reykjavík where a hotel will be constructed.
Ancient chessmen, unearthed in 1831 on the shore of the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland, may very well be the work of an Icelandic female carver.
A roughly-five-meter long fire pit which was recently discovered by an archaeological dig at Lækjargata in Reykjavík will be allowed to remain in situ, it has now been decided.
A group calling itself the ‘Friends of Keldur in Rangárvellir’ wants to renovate the farm’s secret underground tunnel, a centuries-old outhouse and generally improve maintenance of the South Iceland site with over a thousand years of human history—with the aim of it becoming a UNESCO World...
Archeologists have unexpectedly discovered the remains of a large settlement-era lodge at Lækjargata in central Reykjavík.
Ongoing archaeological research into old monastic cloisters in Iceland is indicating that parish churches were not also used as churches for the cloisters, as had usually been assumed. It appears the monks preferred to build their own churches or chapels.
It is believed the remains of the much-searched-for Þykkvabær cloister may have been found. Icelandic and British archaeologists saw the remains of a very large building yesterday, using ultrasound techniques, at Álftaver in South Iceland.
Archaeologist Kristján Ahronson has concluded that Kverkarhellir, a manmade cave between waterfall Seljalandsfoss and farm Seljaland in South Iceland, was partly created around 800 AD, before the settlement of Iceland, which, according to sources, began in 874.
The Icelandic Institute of Natural History and the University of Iceland have signed an agreement on joint research of the ancient biology of walruses in Iceland. Up to 2,000-year-old walrus bones have been found in Iceland, especially in the western part of the country.
A farm similar to those built by Iceland’s first settlers in the 9th century is to be constructed on the land of Selholt in Mosfellsdalur valley outside Mosfellsbær, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, by next summer.